August 2021

Results days successes celebrated at Withernsea High School

After yet another difficult year in the world of education, the hard work and determination of students has once again cut through the uncertainty and upheaval of Covid to produce an outstanding set of results.

Crucially, these results have now paved the way for students to progress towards exciting first-choice destinations in the worlds of higher education, further education, training and employment.

First to reap the rewards of their hard work were the school’s A-Level students who collected their results on Tuesday, 10th August. There were smiles all round as members of the sixteen-strong cohort celebrated a solid set of outcomes that have opened doors to university courses as diverse as Medical Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Sport and Exercise Therapy, and Automotive Engineering. Meanwhile others have been successful in their applications for a range of apprenticeship opportunities in sectors including renewable energy and healthcare.

Commenting on their successes, Headteacher Mark Crofts said: ‘Our Year 13 students have been an absolute credit to the school. At this most critical time in their lives, they kept calm and focused, working closely with our staff, to maintain the momentum that meant they would not just complete courses, but they would continue to learn well. Their results represent not just what they have learned, but they demonstrate their resilience in the face of adversity.’

On Thursday 12th August, it was the turn of the school’s Year 11 students to receive their long-awaited GCSE results. They, perhaps more than any other year group, have been affected most by Covid – with crucial Year 10 learning time lost in the early part of the Covid pandemic, and subsequent lockdowns robbing them of vital in-person learning opportunities throughout Year 11.

However, despite these setbacks, their resilience and commitment to learning, coupled with the mature and focused way that they embraced periods of Remote Learning, have resulted in a set of results to be proud of. These too have paved the way for progression, with 100% of students having a destination in place for college, an apprenticeship or employment with training from September.

Among the many varied college courses Year 11 students been accepted for are Animal Management, Criminology, Photography, Government and Politics, Fine Art and Public Services, while apprenticeships include opportunities in the Plumbing, Hospitality, Business Administration and Commercial Vehicle sectors.

Mr Crofts commented: ‘Over the last seventeen months, the world has been turned on its head. The changes could have been a real threat to education - but these results show otherwise and are a true reflection of what they have learned over their time at Withernsea High School.

Across the last term, I spoke to students about achieving what they deserved, and it was a delight to see so many of them receiving results that reflected just that.

This week has rightly been about our Year 11 and 13 students moving past very significant milestones. Throughout the last year, we asked a lot of our students. They have worked with our staff in a superbly mature way. It has been a team effort and we are incredibly proud of them. We all wish them all success they deserve as they move with courage onto the next exciting stage of their lives.

I am indebted to our staff for the massive part they have played in maintaining a safe, caring and academically rigorous school throughout the pandemic. It requires balance, but as a community we can rely on them day in, day out, to demonstrate that humanity and commitment.’


A-Level Gallery

A selection of images taken on A-Level Results Day - Tuesday, 10th August. 

ABOVE: James Medcalf and Callum Dean will both be attending York St John University to study Sport-related degrees. 


ABOVE: Robbie Rawson will be attending the University of Hull to study Chemical Engineering with a year in industry after securing 2 A's and an A*. 


ABOVE: (Left to right): Kasia Suchan, Suzie Page, James Medcalf, Callum Dean, Robbie Rawson and Ben Brady. Kasia will be attending the University of York to study Biomedical Science, Suzie will be heading to York St John's to study Applied Biosciences (Medical Biochemistry) while Ben Brady has been successful in his application in the role of Teaching Assistant at Withernsea High School. 


ABOVE: Penny Bamfield has secured the grades needed to attend University with a view to studying Criminology. 

ABOVE: Jumping for joy! The Year 13 cohort celebrate securing the grades needed to move to their first-choice destinations. 


GCSE Gallery

A selection of images taken on GCSE Results Day - Thursday, 12th August. 

ABOVE: Harriet Maplebeck will be attending St Mary's College where she will be studying Criminology, Psychology and Law. 

ABOVE: Joseph Sunshine will be attending Wyke College where he will be studying Criminology, IT, Maths and Further Maths. 

ABOVE: Grace Graham will be studying Childcare at Wilberforce College. 

ABOVE: Trinity Jackson will be attending St Mary's College where she will be studying English Language and Literature, History, French and Art. 

ABOVE: Adam Chapman will be studying Construction Management at Hull College. 

ABOVE: Molly Kirk will be attending Wyke College where she will be studying Geography, Sport, Government and Politics. 


ABOVE: Harry Reece will be studying Engineering at Wilberforce College. 

ABOVE: Olivia Boasman will be attending St Mary's College where she will be studying French, Media Studies, Art and Design and Business. 

ABOVE: Georgina Pitt will be attending Wyke where she will be studying IT and Performing Arts. 

ABOVE: Jake Thundercliffe, Luke Taggart and Daniel Annis. Jake will be starting an Apprenticeship in Business Management, Luke will be studying Brickwork at Hull College while Daniel will be studying Fabrication and Welding at Hull College. 

ABOVE: Macy Turner and Tori Walsh were celebrating after getting the grades needed to attend Wilberforce College. 

ABOVE: Megan Doyle and Alice Clay. Megan will be attending Wyke College where she will be studying English Language, English Literature, Dance and Photography. While Alice will begin an apprenticeship in Bricklaying. 

ABOVE: Rylan Jones and Mason Banks. Rylan has secured a place at Wyke College while Mason will be attending Wilberforce College to study Engineering and Maths.